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67-69 high streeet, Finedon

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Yellow Bamboo

An area of formality setting off the wonderful range of plants

Cosmos full of thrips

White dahlia


Tuberous begonia


Bed with pink cactus dahlias

Bupleurum fruticosum


Attractive paving

Hostas and hanging baskets


Vegetable garden

Clematis 'Prince Charles'

Cerinthe minor


One of the most beautifully maintained and planted gardens that I have seen

We drove to Kelmarsh Hall where we had our picnic

kelmarsh hall


Kelmarsh Hall

Astrantia major and beetle

Galega officinalis

Pleached hedge

Tropaeolum speciosum

Thalictrum flavum

Rose garden

Rosa Mundi

Old fashioned rose


Lychnis chalcedonica

Red Helenium

Iris lactea

Iris lactea

Acanthus mollis

Lilium martagon

Bark of a tree with maple style leaves

Enormous rambling rose with massive swags of flowers, detail on the right

Centifolia style rose

Highly scented old rose or modern hybrid

Gorgeous leaf

Sweet williams

Tender passion flower in the greenhouse

Sweet pea


Interesting curtains in the tearoom

Last view of Kelmarsh Hall - a pity about the vehicles (the picture does not enlarge)

cottesbrooke hall

It was a short drive to our last garden

Hydrangea 'Annabelle' type

Lilium regale

Lilium regale

Pink roses

Herbaceous border with Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Modern version of an old fashioned rose

Modern version of an old fashioned rose

Sisyrinchium stiatum and a Dianthus in the gravel. Below a close up of the dianthus flowers


Madonna lily

Pale pink rose-bay willow herb

Astrantia major

Onopordum acanthium

Polystichum setiferum

Clematis texensis hybrid


Tibouchina urvilleana

Romneya coulteri

Berkheya purpurea

Orlaya grandiflora

Orange foxtail lilies

Herbaceous border

Wild boar

Magnificent cedar


Monkey with a pipe




Yellow rose

Planting outside the loo

White foxtail lilies

We went home down the M1 rather than the A1M, there were a few slow sections and it was hot in the coach, but we had a very good day out.

Cottesbrooke Hall - it does not enlarge